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Dark Matter: I've Seen the Other Side of You  Season 2, Ep 3

A computer glitch makes the crew turn against one another.
posted by sammyo on Jul 16, 2016 - 5 comments

Podcast: ars PARADOXICA: 02: Blackout

A power outage creates an unlikely friendship. [more inside]
posted by metaBugs on Jul 14, 2016 - 5 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Behind the Lines  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 4

Reassigned from commanding the Defiant, Sisko copes with loss—and back on the station, Odo makes a moist new friend. Meanwhile, the Dominion discovers a way to bring down the minefield that's keeping their reinforcements on the other side of the wormhole, and only Rom can stop them. [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Jul 14, 2016 - 15 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Sons and Daughters  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 3

Temporarily assigned to the IKS Rotarran, Worf is shocked to discover that one of the new crew members is his son, Alexander Rozhenko; so is the rest of Trek fandom, because the kid is only about eight in Earth years. (I mean, the Jem'Hadar grow to maturity in days, and the all-time Trek precocity champ is probably the resurrected Spock, but still.) And, against all odds, Dukat manages to be even creepier. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Jul 11, 2016 - 29 comments

Dark Matter: Kill Them All  Season 2, Ep 2

Imprisoned in Hyperion-8, the crew must negotiate attempted assassinations, extraditions, and behind-the-scenes machinations as they plot their escape. (imdb)
posted by sammyo on Jul 9, 2016 - 14 comments

Podcast: ars PARADOXICA: 01: Hypothesis

ars PARADOXICA is a love letter to physics, fiction, and the future. It's a disorienting journey through spacetime and the Cold War. It's a tome of secret history you stumbled across in a library in the dead of night. It's also a serial audio drama. [more inside]
posted by metaBugs on Jul 7, 2016 - 4 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Rocks and Shoals  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 2

You think YOUR relationship with your neighbors is awkward? Try being Sisko marooned on an alien world alongside half-crazed Jem'Hadar. Or how about being Kira working alongside Dominion occupiers on Terok Nor Deep Space Nine Terok Nor? [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Jul 7, 2016 - 9 comments

Interest in "ars PARADOXICA", a sci-fi/mystery serial fiction podcast?

I recently started listening to ars PARADOXICA (via collectallfour's AskMe) and am really enjoying it. Is there any interest in adding it to the FanFare podcast feeds? [more inside]
posted by metaBugs on Jul 6, 2016 - 5 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: A Time To Stand  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 1

In the first episode of the six-part "Station Occupation" arc, Jake learns the limits of freedom of the press under the Dominion, Dukat creeps on Kira (big shock), Odo balances being a god and a cop, Quark looks on the bright side of life, and the exiled Federation crew (plus Garak) execute a plan that's so crazy, it's gotta work--or does it? Plus, special bonus July 4th surprise! [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Jul 4, 2016 - 5 comments

Dark Matter: Welcome to Your New Home  Season 2, Ep 1

When we last left the crew of the Raza, they were being led away in chains by the Galactic Authority, seemingly betrayed by Six. We pick up shortly thereafter, with the gang now the guests of honor at Hyperion-8, a notorious maximum security detention center on some godforsaken moon.
posted by sammyo on Jul 2, 2016 - 9 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Call to Arms  Rewatch   Season 5, Ep 26

"These are the times that try men's souls." Sisko mines the entrance to the wormhole, provoking Gul Dukat to attack the station…and the Dominion War begins. Season finale. [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Jun 30, 2016 - 18 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: In the Cards  Rewatch   Season 5, Ep 25

Sisko, J. and Nog [NFI], "The Acquisition of Unique Artifacts in a Post-Monetary Society: A Case Study", The Journal of Deep-Space Studies, Stardate 50929.4, v. 47:9, pp. 1701a-e. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Jun 27, 2016 - 6 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Empok Nor  Rewatch   Season 5, Ep 24

A salvage operation on an abandoned, booby-trapped Cardassian space station? One of the most dangerous agents of the Obsidian Order in your party? What could possibly go wrong? [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Jun 23, 2016 - 4 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Blaze of Glory  Rewatch   Season 5, Ep 23

Do you hear the people sing? Singing the song of angry men? It is the music of the people Who will not be slaves again! When the beating of your heart Echoes the beating of the drums There is a life about to start When tomorrow comes. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Jun 20, 2016 - 10 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Children of Time  Rewatch   Season 5, Ep 22

O'Brien cheats on his wife, Worf starts a personality cult, Dax tries to crash the Defiant, and Odo wipes out a civilization. Well, sort of. [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Jun 16, 2016 - 10 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Soldiers of the Empire  Rewatch   Season 5, Ep 21

Qoy qeylIs puqloD. Qoy puqbe’pu’. yoHbogh matlhbogh je SuvwI’ Say’moHchu’ may’ ’Iw. maSuv manong ’ej maHoHchu’. nI’be’ yInmaj ’ach wovqu’. batlh maHeghbej ’ej yo’ qIjDaq vavpu’ma’ DImuv. pa’ reH maSuvtaHqu’. mamevQo’. maSuvtaH. ma’ov. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Jun 13, 2016 - 3 comments

Voltron: Legendary Defender: I Say Volt, and You Say Tron! Volt! Voltron?  Season 1, Ep 0

Five unlikely paladins find themselves piloting giant robotic lions with the power to join together into the mecha-robot, Voltron. Tasked with saving the galaxy, they are forced to overcome their own pasts and limitations if they have any hope of defeating Emperor Zarkon and his Galra Empire. [more inside]
posted by Atreides on Jun 13, 2016 - 13 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Ferengi Love Songs  Rewatch   Season 5, Ep 20

Quark grows despondent enough to visit his mother, only to learn she's involved (in more ways than one) with Zek. Meanwhile, cross-cultural misunderstanding threatens Rom and Leeta's wedding. ♫ Love... soft as a Ferengi's lobes...[more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Jun 9, 2016 - 4 comments

Movie: The Day the Earth Stood Still

An alien lands and tells the people of Earth that they must live peacefully or be destroyed as a danger to other planets. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 6, 2016 - 7 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Ties of Blood and Water  Rewatch   Season 5, Ep 19

Kira gets an offer of help from an exiled Cardassian, but finds herself challenged both by his past deeds... and by her own. Plus: Ol' Blue Eyes is back! (No, no that one. Not him, either.) [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Jun 6, 2016 - 6 comments

Movie: Godzilla

American nuclear weapons testing results in the creation of a seemingly unstoppable, dinosaur-like beast. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 5, 2016 - 2 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Business as Usual  Rewatch   Season 5, Ep 18

There are some things latinum can't buy. For everything else, there's weapons dealing. As Quark struggles with his penury, his conscience, and his brother Gaila (who owns his own moon), O'Brien must suffer the wrath of Kirayoshi. (Directorial debut of Alexander Siddig.) [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Jun 2, 2016 - 10 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: A Simple Investigation  Rewatch   Season 5, Ep 17

Things are rarely simple when love and crime get mixed up, as a certain changeling cop who's about to get entangled in a 24th-century version of one of his crime novels is about to find out. (Spoilers for a 1952 movie below the cut.) [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on May 30, 2016 - 6 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Doctor Bashir, I Presume?  Rewatch   Season 5, Ep 16

It's doctor versus doctor versus holo-doctor in an epic smug-off, as Voyager's Dr. Lewis Zimmerman (Robert Picardo) drops by DS9. But soon he's causing trouble for Dr. Bashir's career...and Rom's love life. [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on May 28, 2016 - 7 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: By Inferno's Light  Rewatch   Season 5, Ep 15

IT'S ON NOW. A Dominion fleet pours through the wormhole, friends and enemies change alliances, Worf is in the fight(s) of his life, Garak battles against time and his worst enemy, Dukat gets a new job, and the infiltrator aboard the station puts their second and deadlier plan into motion, with the fate of Deep Space Nine, Bajor, the Federation, and the Alpha Quadrant at stake. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on May 22, 2016 - 9 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: For the Uniform  Rewatch   Season 5, Ep 13

One day more, Another day, another destiny, This never ending road to Calvary; These men who seem to know my crime Will surely come a second time, One day more... [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on May 15, 2016 - 10 comments

SGU Stargate Universe: Water  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 6

Severe rationing can't save the Destiny's dwindling water supply, forcing Colonel Young and Lieutenant Scott to seek out drinkable water on a deadly ice planet. [more inside]
posted by zarq on May 10, 2016 - 3 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Darkness and the Light  Rewatch   Season 5, Ep 11

Someone's killing off the members of Kira's former resistance cell, one by one, and apparently saving her for last... but she's one mean mother(-to-be). [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on May 8, 2016 - 8 comments

SGU Stargate Universe: Light  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 5

Nearly out of power, Destiny has dropped out of F.T.L. and is flying directly toward a sun. The crew has no access to core systems and no way to change the ship's course. Colonel Young conducts a lottery to determine who will escape certain death to try and find a habitable planet with the shuttle. [more inside]
posted by zarq on May 5, 2016 - 7 comments

Movie: Barbarella

In the far future, a highly sexual woman is assigned with finding and stopping the evil Durand-Durand. Along the way, she encounters various unusual people. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 5, 2016 - 11 comments

SGU Stargate Universe: Darkness  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 4

Destiny suffers a power crisis, putting the lives of the stranded crew in jeopardy when even the emergency reserves run dry. Colonel Young orders everyone to limit their power consumption and Dr. Rush pushes himself to his breaking point. Meanwhile Eli begins recording individual messages from the crew in case they don’t survive. [more inside]
posted by zarq on May 3, 2016 - 1 comment

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Ascent  Rewatch   Season 5, Ep 9

If Quark and Odo are to survive, they'll have to depend on each other as they climb... into thin air. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on May 1, 2016 - 5 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Let He Who Is Without Sin...  Rewatch   Season 5, Ep 7

Some of the crew are taking some R&R on the planet that's the Club Med of the Alpha Quadrant. What could possibly go wrong? Risa, meet Worf. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Apr 24, 2016 - 17 comments

Movie: Capricorn One

A NASA Mars mission won't work, and its funding is endangered, so they decide to fake it just this once. But then they have to keep the secret... [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 24, 2016 - 11 comments

SGU Stargate Universe: Air (Part 3)  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 3

With the air supply failing on Destiny, a team disembarks to a desert-like planet in search of lime or a similar mineral to scrub the ship’s air of carbon dioxide. Meanwhile, with life on the ship looking bleak, Colonel Young reports in to General O’Neill and Chloe has one last chance to see her mother, courtesy of the communication stones. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Apr 21, 2016 - 4 comments

Movie: Soylent Green

It's people. PEOPLE! [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 17, 2016 - 12 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Assignment  Rewatch   Season 5, Ep 5

A new enemy appears on DS9, with a familiar face, and O'Brien has to figure out not only what they want, but why. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Apr 17, 2016 - 8 comments

SGU Stargate Universe: Air (Part 2)  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 2

In part 2 of the series premiere, approximately 80 scientists, military personnel and civilians find themselves stranded on a large, damaged Ancient space ship, several billion light years from Earth. The new, reluctant crew discover that they're locked out of the ship's systems, life support is failing and they will need to make repairs fast or run out of air in a matter of hours. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Apr 16, 2016 - 4 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Looking for par'Mach in All the Wrong Places   Rewatch   Season 5, Ep 3

Well, I spent stardates lookin' for you/ Quark's Bar and holodeck lovers were never true/ Playin' a petaQ's game, hopin' to win/ Tellin' those dishonorable lies and losin' again... (it sounds better in the original tlhIngan) [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Apr 10, 2016 - 12 comments

SGU Stargate Universe: Air (Part 1)  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 1

College dropout Eli Walllace solves a mathematical equation in an online computer game, planted there by Stargate Command. For his achievement, Dr. Nicholas Rush and General Jack O'Neill recruit Wallace to the Icarus program, which is attempting to dial a nine-chevron address with the Stargate. When the hidden base is attacked, an evacuation begins. But with the planet's unstable core about to go critical and lacking any other means of escape, approximately 80 people are forced to step through the gate and head to an unknown destination -- on the other side of the universe. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Apr 8, 2016 - 20 comments

11.22.63: The Day in Question  Season 1, Ep 8

The past pulls out every weapon it has to keep Jake from reaching Dealey Plaza in time to save Kennedy. [more inside]
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich on Apr 5, 2016 - 17 comments

Movie: Westworld

A robot malfunction creates havoc and terror for unsuspecting vacationers at a futuristic, adult-themed amusement park. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 5, 2016 - 25 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Apocalypse Rising  Rewatch   Season 5, Ep 1

Awesome metal band name or daring undercover raid into the heart of the Klingon Empire? You decide! [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Apr 3, 2016 - 9 comments

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Watchdogs  Season 3, Ep 14

Agent Mack and his brother step in when a radical group called the Watchdogs plans to eliminate the Inhumans; Simmons finds a powerful chemical compound.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich on Mar 30, 2016 - 18 comments

11.22.63: Soldier Boy  Season 1, Ep 7

The end is near, and Jake is not up to the task. Sadie scrambles to pick up the pieces, but no one knows the mission as well as Jake. Kennedy and the assassin are on a collision path - but has Jake changed things enough in the past to alter the course of events? The days are counting down as 11.22.63 draws near.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich on Mar 30, 2016 - 6 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Body Parts  Rewatch   Season 4, Ep 25

Quark is a dead man. No, wait, he's not. Well, then again... [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Mar 27, 2016 - 16 comments

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Parting Shot  Season 3, Ep 13

Bobbi and Hunter become ensnared in an assassination plot after tracking Malick to Russia. As S.H.I.E.L.D. races to save the lives on the line, the team is changed forever.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich on Mar 23, 2016 - 22 comments

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Inside Man  Season 3, Ep 12

Coulson and General Talbot are forced to team up and attend a worldwide symposium on Inhumans, where they suspect Malick has an inside man. As the S.H.I.E.L.D. team gets closer to the truth, an unexpected traitor is revealed.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich on Mar 23, 2016 - 7 comments

11.22.63: Happy Birthday, Lee Harvey Oswald  Season 1, Ep 6

It's October 1962, and the gathering storm of threats in Dallas continues to build. Jake must take drastic action to establish the full dimensions of the threat to Kennedy. And amidst it all, he's hit with an unexpected death and a bitter betrayal from one of those closest to him.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich on Mar 22, 2016 - 6 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: To the Death  Rewatch   Season 4, Ep 23

Weyoun! DS9 adds to its already-impressive list of recurring characters with yet another Jeffrey Combs portrayal. And there are also a bunch of rebel Jem'Hadar trying to activate an ancient gateway, fate of the galaxy at stake, working with the enemy, etc. The important thing is, Weyoun. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Mar 20, 2016 - 16 comments

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